Bethesda's Mussel Bar has changed its name after restaurant reps say it may have been keeping away diners who aren't fans of mussels, Bethesda Magazine's Table Talk blog reported.
The new name -- "Mussel Bar & Grille" -- indicates the Bethesda Row eatery serves up more than mollusks and operates as a restaurant and not just a bar, according to the report.
Though mussels are a draw, they make up only about six or seven of the approximately 30 menu items at the restaurant, Frank Shull, chief operating officer and partner in Robert Wiedmaier’s RW Restaurant Group, told Table Talk.
Robert Wiedmaier, the noted Belgian chef behind Mussel Bar & Grille, also recently opened Wildwood Kitchen in Bethesda's Wildwood Shopping Center.
Did you think Mussel Bar only served up mussels before the recent name change to Mussel Bar & Grille? Are you more likely to check out the restaurant now? Tell us in the comments.